One thing I like about blogging is the implied sense of community. For example, Keith Devens links up an article I wrote about using PHP from the Command line. Scott Johnson finds it via Keith, and links up both Keith’s and my article. I find this out because yet another party clicks on Scott’s link to get to my site. Which raises my curiosity since I did not know Scott or phpblog.com before today. So I visited his site and right below his citation of my article is something I’m actually VERY interested in, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the PHP scripting language.
More accurately, the Scott’s other link is to a plug-in that extends the IDE known as Eclipse for use with the PHP scripting language. There are other plug-ins for Eclipse that I might find useful, but for now, I need something that will run under both Windows and Linux that will allow me to craft some PHP based web pages for the upcoming Redland Baptist re-write. Since both Eclipse and the PHPEclipse plug-in are both Open Souce/freeware, it at least deserves a walk through.
Your mileage may vary.